Sunday, April 26, 2009

So I don't forget

(and also, so I can refrain from knocking heads together. It's been that kind of a week), I wanted to jot down a few things that I love right now.

-the way Mason pronounces his "r"'s like "l"'s and now we all call Brittain, "Blittain".

-the way Brittain covers her ears when we play peek-a-boo and I say "Where's Brittain?"

-the way Avery's face lights up when she makes me laugh.

-the way Avery makes me breakfast almost every Sunday and how she discovered the heat vent can double as a toaster. (Yum.)

-the way Mason says,"Mom, I want to hold you", when he needs some extra lovin'.

-the way Brittain comes running every time the washer is on spin cycle and she'll lean her head against it and smile. Or the way she appears out of nowhere when I open the dishwasher so she can (climb up on the door and jump up and down) help.

-I never want to forget the way I whisper, "I love my baby" in Brittain's ear and she smiles and then leans in close to hear it again.

-the way Avery is so helpful with her brother and sister and how she can make Mason gut-laugh-giggle.

-the way Brittain comes over to give me a hug or lay her head on me for second and is off playing again.

-the way every time Mason sees me putting on makeup he asks if we're going to church. Really, I need to get "ready" more often. Or how he tells me every time I really am getting ready for church that I look beautiful or "like a princess". This morning he told Brittain she looked wonderful.

-the way Avery and Mason will snuggle up in a twin size bed and dream the night away together. Only after much whispering, giggles, and more stories.

There. So now I can remember. And I don't even want to bang their heads together anymore. Two birds. One stone.


alison said...

I LOVE you! You are so inspiring with your writing! I was just talking with a friend at church today about how "naughty" our little ones can be. In just a short time we were laughing about all of the fun and cute things they do to make our days great! They really are so wonderful! Thanks for such a sweet and sincere blog entry!

JulieJ said...

I love it when my kids want to "hold" me. Thanks for the great thoughts.

Corey, Kim and little miss Natalie said...

You're such a good mommy and I miss you!

Malisa said...

It always feels so good to remember those wonderful moments, especially when you want to knock their heads together or mine against a wall. You're list reminded me of a lot of the things I love about my own children.

Carrie said...

Blogging is such a great way to jot down things you don't want to forget. I loved reading you little memories! Can't wait to see you and all the "blog girls" at TOFW!

J and C said...

That is such a great entry! OH man, the kids are getting so big and grown up- I can't bellieve it!

We miss seeing you guys- like crazy and think about you all the time! Hope this week is a great one!

Melissa said...

It's the little things isn't it? I was just listening to a conference talk where Elder Oaks was talking about a father who spent all summer long taking his kids to fun things and going exciting places. At the end of the summer the father asked his son what his favorite memory was from the summer. He told his dad that it was the night when they laid outside on the grass and looked up at the stars together.